Alaska Statutes.
Title 21. Insurance
Chapter 84. Fraternal Benefit Societies
Section 700. Exemption of Certain Societies.
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AS 21.84.700. Exemption of Certain Societies.

(a) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to affect or apply to

(1) grand or subordinate lodges of societies, orders, or associations doing business in this state that provide benefits exclusively through local or subordinate lodges;

(2) societies, orders, or associations that admit to membership only persons engaged in one or more crafts or hazardous occupations, in the same or similar lines of business, and that insure only members and families of the society, order, or association, and the ladies' societies or ladies' auxiliaries of the societies, orders, or associations;

(3) domestic societies that limit their membership to employees of a particular city or town, designated firm, business house, or corporation and that provide for death benefits of not more than $400 or health care benefits of not more than $350 to a person in one year, or both; or

(4) domestic societies or associations of a purely religious, charitable, or benevolent description that provide for death benefits of not more than $350 or health care benefits of not more than $350 to a person in one year, or both.

(b) A society or association described in (a) (3) or (4) of this section that provides for death or health care benefits for which benefit certificates are issued and a society or association described in (a) (4) of this section that has more than 1,000 members are not exempt from the provisions of this chapter but shall comply with the requirements of this chapter.

(c) A society that, by the provisions of this section, is exempt from the requirements of this chapter, except a society described in (a) (2) of this section, may not give or allow or promise to give or allow to a person compensation for procuring new members.

(d) A society that provides benefits for health care or death resulting solely from accident and that does not obligate itself to pay natural death or health care benefits has all of the privileges and is subject to all the applicable provisions and regulations of this chapter, except that the provisions of this chapter relating to medical examination, evaluations of benefit certificates, and incontestability do not apply to the society.

(e) The director may require a society or association to provide, by examination or otherwise, information that will enable the director to determine whether the society or association is exempt from the provisions of this chapter.

(f) Societies that are exempt from the provisions of this chapter under the provisions of this section shall also be exempt from all other provisions of the insurance laws of this state.

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